We are incredibly excited to announce that the Nedbank Greenbacks Programme now also makes it possible for clients to support the Proud of my Town initiative.

What is the Greenbacks programme?

Nedbank Greenbacks is a money management programme that encourages clients to make good banking choices – and rewards those smart choices. This means that if you are using your Nedbank card to make payments, or make smarter banking choices by banking using digital platforms, you can earn Greenbacks points when on the programme.

You can then use your Greenbacks to pay for value-added services, pay for your monthly bank fees, withdraw them as cash from any ATM  and shop instore or online with the Nedbank Greenbacks Shop Card – or of course support the worthy cause of your choice, one of them being the PoMT initiative!

Here is how

  • If you are a Nedbank client already, join the Greenbacks Programme on the Nedbank Money app by tapping ‘Join Greenbacks’ under ‘Rewards’.

  • Download the Greenbacks app and log in using your Nedbank ID.

  • Choose the packages linked to your different Nedbank products or accounts to help you manage your money.

To redeem your rewards:

  • Swipe through to your Rewards tab

  • Select Greenbacks

  • Click on “Redeem”

  • Select “Donate to a community” and make your donation using your Greenbacks points. This donation is converted to cash and donated to the Nedbank Proud of My Town initiative.

Above: Building Business is one of ten programmes that forms part of the Proud of my Town initiative. Yeyethu Designer Studio in Kayamandi township, Stellenbosch is one of the beneficiaries of the Building Business programme. This image forms part of a series of professional photos taken for Yeyethu’s website, which is currently in-the-making. Image by Lizelle Lötter Photography.

A word from Nedbank

Nedbank‘s Proud of my Town initiative, in partnership with urban planning social enterprise, Ranyaka Community Transformation, collaborates with and invests in organisations that identify needs and provide holistic relief and support to communities most affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).

As a bank, we remain committed to making a positive impact on those we encounter. And for this reason, we are constantly exploring ways to join forces with you, as our client, in the preservation and protection what matters most to you: your families, your communities – and the South Africa we all call home.

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on those who are most vulnerable. But with your help, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of many.

Any Greenbacks contribution you make is added to a collective fund that is distributed amongst beneficiary groups identified by our partners in the NGO sector. As required, funds are allocated to any number of focus areas – from the health and safety of a community to early childhood development, education, business support, skills training and more. Your donation to the Proud of My Town initiative will help us ensure the wellbeing of young and old during this time.

Above: Proud of my Town funded the distribution of over 1000 food parcels and vouchers to vulnerable families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Image by Alfred Thorpe | Vuurtoring Media

Proud of my Town is being rolled out in 13 communities in 9 towns in 7 provinces across South Africa, namely Mamelodi-East (Tshwane, Gauteng), Boitekong (Rustenburg, North-West), Mankweng (Polokwane, Limpopo), Kanyamazane (Nelspruit, Mpumalanga), Magaliesburg (Gauteng), Stellenbosch and Paarl (Western Cape), Zwide (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape) and Umlazi (KwaZulu-Natal).

Read more about Proud of my Town here.

Read more about Nedbank’s Greenbacks programme here